enticement

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French enticement

NounEdit

enticement (plural enticements)

  1. The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
  2. That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, Frankenstein[1]:
      None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.

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Last modified on 17 October 2013, at 08:22